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Is there anyway to stop severe hair breakage? I'm losing a lot of hair suddenly. I hve chemically treated hair. But i havnt done anything to it recently

Is there anyway to stop severe hair breakage? I'm losing a lot of hair suddenly. I hve chemically treated hair. But i havnt done anything to it recently

Try moisturizer: Unfortunately, the damage may have been done with the chemical treatment, even if it was some time ago. The hair shaft away from the growing part near the scalp may be dried out and fragile. I expect you may have tried a moisturizer for your hair already, but if not, that is where I would suggest starting. Also, avoid further irritation such as even things like blow-drying hair with high heat... ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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I've hair breakage & hair fall, but no dandruff.

I've hair breakage & hair fall, but no dandruff.

Many possibilities: You did not explain how you treat your hair. Do you use curling irons a lot? Have you had it straightened and colored in addition? Those could certainly make your hair break. In terms of it falling out you need to be analyzed whether your thyroid is normal, your ferritin level is normal and whether you have lost a lot of weight recently or have been under a great deal of stress. An e. ...Read more

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34 year old african a female trying to get my hair breakage under control and want it to grow. Condition daily also biotin 5, 000 mg. Suggestions!

34 year old african a female trying to get my hair breakage under control and want it to grow. Condition daily also biotin 5, 000 mg. Suggestions!

Hair Breakage: Harsh chemical treatments, a poor diet, stress and heat are some many factors that can cause hair breakage. A common reason for hair breakage is that the ends are excessively dry. You need to find the right hair conditioner for your hair. ...Read more

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What causes extreme hair breakage, and a change in hair texture? I'm not on any medications, I have no illnesses. 60 years old. Menopause for 6 years.

What causes extreme hair breakage, and a change in hair texture? I'm not on any medications, I have no illnesses. 60 years old. Menopause for 6 years.

Hair problem: You need a good metabolic evaluation. Iron deficiency is very common and could result in the problem you have. Of course, the character of your hair will change as you age, but what you're describing needs further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can hair breakage and head pain and pressure be related?

Can hair breakage and head pain and pressure be related?

No: Very certain the hair breakage is not related to pain and pressure in the head. Causes of pain and pressure in the head are multiple. First rule out hypertension. Stress, sinus disease, etc. Have a good physical examination. That should determine how far to go with investigation of head pain and pressure. Brain inflammation and tumors are rare but on the list of possibilities. ...Read more

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Experiencing intense hair breakage/loss lately haven't had thyroid levels checked in v long time, is the hair problem due2 hyper or hypo levels?

Experiencing intense hair breakage/loss lately haven't had thyroid levels checked in v long time, is the hair problem due2 hyper or hypo levels?

Hard to say: Thyroid problems are 1 cause, but there are many Poor diets is also a cause, (eat a variety of fruits and vegetables 7-8 servings a day, etc.) Other diseases can cause hair loss as well as some medications. See your doctor and get a good evaluation with the appropriate blood work to find out if there is a medical cause. (Also too much bleaching, dying, blow-drying, tight pony-tails etc can do it. ) ...Read more

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Hair breakage at root. Kinky hair texture. No chemical treated hair for 3 years. Breaking from roots and down entite hair shaft. Lives in NYC?

Hair breakage at root.  Kinky hair texture.  No chemical treated hair for 3 years.  Breaking from roots and down entite hair shaft.  Lives in NYC?

Well: This could be several things from chemical damage the hair and thyroid disease to autoimmune disease to fungal infection even autoimmune disease.recommend evaluation by a physician primary care or dermatology ...Read more

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Is it possible for thyroid problems to cause hair breakage and texture change?

Is it possible for thyroid problems to cause hair breakage and texture change?

Low thyroid: Having low thyroid hormone levels (hypothyroid) can cause hair to become thin and brittle. It would be reasonable to have your thyroid hormone leves checked along with a tsh. ...Read more

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Does taking Plaquenil and/or Cymbalta cause hair breakage/shedding? I've been experiencing it since I was put on them.

Does taking Plaquenil and/or Cymbalta cause hair breakage/shedding? I've been experiencing it since I was put on them.

Not necessarily: We need to know more about your health and why you're taking his medications. It may be the underlying medical problem is the cause for you to have the symptoms. I would with not initially expect these two medications to cause hair breakage but consider more your medical problems discuss this with your physician and if necessary see a dermatologist ...Read more

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Any good product, medication, or vitamin for severe hair breakage? I hve chemically treated hair. I've NT done anythng durastic 2 it latly. Thyroid okay.

Any good product, medication, or vitamin for severe hair breakage? I hve chemically treated hair. I've NT done anythng durastic 2 it latly. Thyroid okay.

Hair health: Supplements may help with new hair growth, but once hair is grown it is dead, and if chemically damaged it can not be repaired except by cutting it off or treating with conditioners. ...Read more

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I have dry scalp and hair breakage causing thinning of hair. What would be treatments for this?

I have dry scalp and hair breakage causing thinning of hair. What would be treatments for this?

Depends on Diagnosis: For example, seb dermatitis of the scalp may cause this and medicated shampoos may benefit and improve your condition, but a proper diagnosis should be made first before any treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been takn ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for 4.5mos. I have had severe hair breakage/clumps for 3ish months. Is there any connection? Can it weaken hair?

I have been takn ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for 4.5mos. I have had severe hair breakage/clumps for 3ish months. Is there any connection? Can it weaken hair?

Hair breakage: Progesterone present in birth control pills cause hair loss in women. However, ortho tri cyclin contains the progestrin drospirenone and has lower anti androgenic effect and its effect is less than other birth control tablets. ...Read more

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I recently gave birth 7 weeks and now I have a cystocele. Does this go away? I was left for about 1.5 hrs with baby's head crowning was this a cause?

I recently gave birth 7 weeks and now I have a cystocele. Does this go away? I was left for about 1.5 hrs with baby's head crowning was this a cause?

Cystocoele: IF you do kegel exercises (squeezing to stop flow of urine or preventing passing gas), it may well get better. However, with time and more children it will likely get worse. Do your kegels and have your OB reevaluate it in 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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My baby has two crowns (where the hair starts) on her head. Is it normal? Or does it indicate some problem?

My baby has two crowns (where the hair starts) on her head. Is it normal? Or does it indicate some problem?

Normal: It may meanwhile her hair is shorter, she is prone to cowlicks (where the hair stands up). I am not aware of this being something to worry about though. When her hair is longer, you won't even notice. ...Read more

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How can I get thicker hair in the crown region of my head?

How can I get thicker hair in the crown region of my head?

PRP: This is a more recent option which works well if your hair is just thinning. Will not work if you are already bald. ...Read more

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I have very dry and thin crown hair. Please suggest me what to do?

I have very dry and thin crown hair. Please suggest me what to do?

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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How can I get my hair to grow in thicker. It's been kind of thin on the crown?

How can I get my hair to grow in thicker. It's been kind of thin on the crown?

Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogine is over the counter and can help if you have genetic hairloss. This usually occurs over the crown area in females. There are other reasons for hairloss as well. Have a dermatologist evaluate your hairloss. ...Read more

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I'm 23 and have recently noticed thinning of the hair on the crown of my head (becoming quite noticeable), Causes?

I'm 23 and have recently noticed thinning of the hair on the crown of my head (becoming quite noticeable), Causes?

Genetic: This pattern of hair thinning and baldness is usually genetically determined. Consult a dermatologist or a hair loss and treatment specialist for evaluation and, if advisable, treatment such as topical propecia (finasteride) spray or eventual hair transplant therapy although at this time no treatment may be advisable. ...Read more

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I am having severe thinning all over crown of my head. I had scales but now every thing is clear, will my hair regrow back and if yes in what time?

I am having severe thinning all over crown of my head. I had scales but now every thing is clear, will my hair regrow back and if yes in what time?

Marine Fish Oil: Glad to see you've been to a dermatologist. You can consider using high doses of good quality marine fish oil to lubricate your skin from the inside. You are young for male pattern baldness and if your hair was thicker before your skin that's a good sign. I know it's a sensitive topic but keep your focus on being a good person and the superficial stuff will become less important. ...Read more

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It's the crown of my head that's sensitive to touch & actually feels a little painful when I touch the base of the hair shafts. Never had this before?

It's the crown of my head that's sensitive to touch & actually feels a little painful when I touch the base of the hair shafts. Never had this before?

Exam: Have the area examined or get someone to send us a picture to help with your assessment. Was there any history of injury or bites? All the best. ...Read more

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What can I do about loss of hair at the crown?

What can I do about loss of hair at the crown?

Theres no hair there: What do you mean, hair at the base of crown, there is no hair there? If you mean gum tissue. Just keep it clean. Gum recedes from food which is an irritant. ...Read more

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I was just wondering why does my crown (scalp) hurt when i touch my hair?

I was just wondering why does my crown (scalp) hurt when i touch my hair?

There a ton of nerve: Endings on your scalp, that's why scalp massages feel so good. You can have sensitivity due to irritation dermatitis, sun damage, dandruff. See your dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Hello im 27 yrs old and my hair is thinning out from the top of my head towards the crown. Is that normal?

Hair thinning normal: May be for your family so talk to all other females and males in your family if others had same problem then you should have chosen different grandparents,-). If not then have your health care team listen to your story examine u and the maybe run some urine and blood tests depending on that information. ...Read more